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 Rear camber setting? 
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Joined: Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:06 pm
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Guys,
I was looking over the Elva Mk6 w John Lindsay (yes it is STILL not done!), and noticed the rear had a LOT of negative camber. I'd guess it was as much as 5-6 degrees. This car has a lower A-arm with the upper link being the driveshafts coming out of the Hewland Mk8. It also has a pair of long trailing arms. The rear tires are 500L15 on 5" rims. Does this much camber seem reasonable?

The front uses upper and lower wishbones and looked to have about neutral or 1 dev of negative camber. I know it's not a modern multi link suspension and it don't know the effective caster or king pin angle, but 1deg 'looked' normal.

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5-6 degrees is FAR too much camber. First of all, the front should have more negative camber than the rear in all rear-wheel-drive vehicles. I wouldn't think more than a degree in the rear would be necessary, if even that. I would probably stay closer to a quarter of a degree in the rear and 1-2 degrees in the front.

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